energy policy

Ransom Capitalism

Mié, 09/07/2022 - 12:56 -- gramirez

In both the financial crisis and the first months of the pandemic, there was a broad consensus that governments needed to make extraordinary fiscal interventions to preserve the means of existence without threatening the economic status quo. 

Bailouts are an ideal intervention for a decaying neoliberal politics: they maintain capital flows, rising asset prices and the upwards redistribution of wealth, while supporting the minimum needs of enough of the population to prevent total social breakdown.

Under the bailout consensus, as with the IMF interventions, the state and its citizens are expected to pay private companies’ ransom demands without taking anything substantive in return. There’s no suggestion that the public might acquire a stake in a company in exchange for the money they hand over.


Lecciones alemanas de política energética para América Latina

Lun, 08/17/2020 - 18:09 -- anegrete

Las normas relacionadas con la protección ambiental abordan gran parte del ámbito del derecho público, civil y penal. En la actualidad se ha integrado el tema de sustentabilidad, para referir todas las opciones de disminuir las consecuencias del patrón de consumo y producción sobre el medio ambiente.

La política ambiental alemana ha sido, desde la década de los noventa, ejemplar en la búsqueda por alcanzar los objetivos de reducción de emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero.

El tema de cambio climático es un problema mundial. En los países en desarrollo, como sucede en América Latina, muchas de las decisiones en torno a los recursos naturales se han visto influenciadas por grupos con intereses económicos sin responsabilidad social o ambiental.

German energy policy lessons for Latin America

Lun, 08/17/2020 - 17:51 -- anegrete

Standards related to environmental protection address much of the public, civil and criminal law domain. Currently, the issue of sustainability has been integrated to refer to all options to reduce the consequences of the consumption and production pattern on the environment.

Since the 1990s, German environmental policy has been exemplary in the quest to achieve the goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The issue of climate change is a global problem. In developing countries, as is the case in Latin America, many of the decisions regarding natural resources have been influenced by groups with economic interests without social or environmental responsibility.

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